Angle Of Attack Indicator Enhances Safety And Performance By Providing Visual And Audible Cues Of Angle Of Attack
The FAA has sent a letter of approval to BendixKing allowing the installation of the KLR 10 Lift Reserve Indicator in certified general aviation aircraft. The KLR 10 improves operational safety by increasing pilot awareness of how much lift remains during phases of flight with the highest angles of attack (AoA), such as takeoff, approach and landing, which account for the majority of preventable loss-of-control accidents.
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Here we go again! The White House has included aviation user fees for general aviation use of air traffic control services in President Obama's fiscal year 2015 spending proposal. The budget proposal states: “To more equitably distribute the cost of air traffic services across the aviation user community, the Administration proposes to establish a new surcharge for air traffic services of $100 per flight. Military aircraft, public aircraft, piston aircraft, air ambulances, aircraft operating outside of controlled airspace, and Canada-to- Canada flights would be exempt.” Is Fantasy of Flight giving up on becoming an aviation version of Disneyland? Fantasy of Flight
Members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) ratified a new four-year labor agreement with Lockheed Martin. The new contract was ratified March 2 and became effective Monday.
Summit Air Ambulance of Idaho has signed a contract for two AW119Kx helicopters to support EMS operations in the Northwest United States. The two AW119Kx will join an AW109 Power already in service, in addition to a fleet of fixed-wing aircraft.
Van Wagner Unveils New Lightship Equipped With The World's Only 2,100 Sq. Ft. LED Lightsign Screen
Blimpologists will soon have a new, more advanced species to study as they scan the skies this spring. The DirecTV blimp adorned with new, high-tech plumage – the world’s only 2,100-square-foot LED Lightsign screen – began its annual tour March 1.
Full Flight Simulator Will Be Ready For Service Start-Up This Summer
Pilot training with the first Level D full-flight simulator for Airbus Helicopters’ new EC175 rotorcraft will be available from this summer, using an Indra-built system located at the Airbus Helicopters Training Services facility in Marignane, France.
Bill To Acquire New Aircraft Through A Build-Operate-Transfer Partnership To Be Introduced
Colorado State Senator Steve King says he will introduce a bill in the state legislature that would authorize a private-sector partner to finance, design, construct, and operate a fleet of Next Generation airtankers. The legislator says that the Colorado Firefighting Air Corps can acquire Next Generation airtankers through a build-operate-transfer partnership and save the state billions of dollars in wildfire damage.
Agree To Purchase First 8 New-Generation Helicopters
Milestone Aviation Group and AgustaWestland have signed a purchase contract for eight new-generation AgustaWestland helicopters as part of the companies’ landmark framework agreement. The framework agreement was initially announced in September 2013. The contract for five AW139 and three AW189 helicopters will deliver by year-end 2014.
Thirty-Three Deployed From ISS In The Past Several Weeks
With so many small, relatively inexpensive satellites deploying lately from the International Space Station, it may seem like the area referred to as low-Earth orbit, between 100 and 1,240 miles above the planet, is full of these compact cubes. The miniature satellites, or CubeSats, conduct research and demonstration missions.
Fun? -- Yes! Toys? -- NO! Today's Model Aircraft Are Technologically Impressive
While at EAA AirVenture 2013, ANN CEO and Editor-in-Chief, Jim Campbell, looks into another segment of aviation to explore the state of model aviation art. This led him to talk to Matt Andren at the Horizon Hobby display booth. Matt said the rapidly advancing technology in the world of model planes has made it more fun and more people are participating.
Fun? -- Yes! Toys? -- NO! Today's Model Aircraft Are Technologically Impressive
While at EAA AirVenture 2013, ANN CEO and Editor-in-Chief, Jim Campbell, looks into another segment of aviation to explore the state of model aviation art. This led him to talk to Matt Andren at the Horizon Hobby display booth. Matt said the rapidly advancing technology in the world of model planes has made it more fun and more people are participating. The advances in design and the advent of electric powered RC planes allowed the costs of RC modeling to drop significantly.
Obama's Willingness to Sacrifice Aviation Interests Continues
Here we go again! You're going to hear a lot about this in the next few days, but it appears that the White House has included aviation user fees for general aviation use of air traffic control services in President Obama's fiscal year 2015 spending proposal. The budget proposal states that its purpose is: “To more equitably distribute the cost of air traffic services across the aviation user community, the Administration proposes to establish a new surcharge for air traffic services of $100 per flight. Military aircraft, public aircraft, piston aircraft, air ambulances, aircraft operating outside of controlled airspace, and Canada-to- Canada flights would be exempt.”
Allows Expedited Access To Sterile Areas Of Airports
TSA's Known Crewmember program (KCM) will soon be available to Part 135 and Part 125 air charter pilots. The program is a risk-based screening system that enables Transportation Security Administration (TSA) security officers to positively verify the identity and employment status of flight-crew members. The program expedites flight-crew member access to sterile areas of airports.
CEO Dr. Jerry Chen Confident About The Company's Future
Upon taking the reins of Mooney International, every minute of every day has been busy for CEO, Dr. Jerry Chen. Now, after many dormant years and with great fanfare around the aviation industry, he recently fired up manufacturing and the line is moving. And while systems, technology and manufacturing processes have occupied Dr. Chen’s time, he has been very intent on building out his leadership team that will help take the Company into the future.
Committee Hass Approved The Measure, Full House Vote Expected Soon
EAA is encouraging all Kansas EAA members to contact their state representatives and request support for H.B. 2542, which would exempt homebuilt aircraft from annual property tax assessment in the state. The bill recently passed through the House Committee on Taxation and will soon go to a vote on the House floor. If the bill passes the House, it will then move to the Senate for a vote.
Recognizes SESAR's Success In Raising Awareness For The Information Management Program
The SESAR Joint Undertaking and its members have won this year’s HIS Jane’s ATC Award for outreach work on System Wide Information Management (SWIM), which led to an unprecedented number of Air Traffic Management (ATM) stakeholders becoming engaged in the goal of making SWIM a reality.
Honeywell Aerospace's SmartPath Ground-Based Augmentation System (GBAS), which reduces weather-related delays, lowers air traffic noise, improves flight efficiency and increases airport capacity simultaneously, has been selected by the U.K. Department for International Development for St Helena's airport, due to open in 2016.
Systems To Be Expanded To 23 Airports Around The Country
In the run up to the FIFA World Cup this year, and the Olympics in 2016, air traffic management company SITA is working with the Comissão de Implantação do Sistema de Controle do Espaço Aéreo (CISCEA) in its drive to upgrade Brazil’s air traffic management technology. CISCEA is the body responsible for developing and implementing new technologies for DECEA, the Brazilian Air Navigation Service Provider.
“With the line moving and this team in place we can now start to make some serious progress toward our goal of building a world-class operation.” Source: Mooney aircraft CEO Dr. Jerry Chen, announcing his leadership team.
SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) is a scientific area whose goal is to detect intelligent life outside Earth. One approach, known as radio SETI, uses radio telescopes to listen for narrow-bandwidth radio signals from space.